Birkenstock opens Covent Garden location

German shoe brand, Birkenstock has opened its first company-owned UK store today (Friday 16 November 2017) on Neal Street in London's Covent Garden. The 60 sq m store offers the brand's selection of more than 250 footwear styles – the largest in the UK – and encompasses sandals and closed shoes for women, men and kids, as well as Birkenstock bags, legwear and accessories.

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American Girl unveils refreshed store design for New York flagship

Doll retailer American Girl has revealed a new store design for its 3,437 sq m New York flagship at 75 Rockefeller Plaza. Designed by international retail design firm FRCH Design Worldwide, the store design features new innovative brand and store experiences crafted around the iconic equity of American Girl with a stronger connection to the characters’ storyline.

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Hunter opens third global standalone store in Toronto

British wellington boot and footwear brand, Hunter has opened its third global standalone store in Toronto. Set within Yorkdale Shopping Centre, this location is the brand's first store in North America. The 260 sq m store was developed by Hunter's in-house retail design team and demonstrate's the brand's commitment to North America as one of the company's largest markets.

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Seven Dials expands beauty offering with shiro flagship

Japanese skincare brand, shiro has opened a West End flagship store at 63 Monmouth Street, Seven Dials. The 89 sq m store is set across the ground floor and basement levels. The international skincare brand places a focus on enhancing natural beauty using simple methods and natural ingredients sourced from Japan, such as sake kasu, a natural by-product of the sake production process.

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Porsche opens pop-up at Bluewater

Porsche has opened a pop-up store at Bluewater in Kent. The 626 sq m pop-up concept store, which launched earlier this month, is open until January 8 2018 and is located on the lower Thames Walk adjacent to House of Fraser. ‘Porsche Life’ is the largest store the brand has opened in the UK.

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